Sunday, March 20, 2022

Shamrock Shakes - Week of Mar. 14th

The Shamrock Shake® was created in 1967 by Hal Rosen, a Connecticut McDonald's Owner and Operator who made the delicious, mint shake in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. It debuted nationally in 1970 and was an instant success across the country.

At school, Cam's class made their own version of the shamrock shake to try.

Tasty Shamrock Shake

  • 3 large scoops vanilla ice cream (about 1/4 cup each)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 6 drop green food coloring
  • Whipped Cream for topping
  • Maraschino Cherry (optional)

In a blender, mix vanilla ice cream, heavy cream, peppermint and food coloring until completely smooth.  Pour into glass and top with whipped cream and cherry.  Enjoy!

In all fairness, Cam decided he needed to compare the one from school with one from McDonald's.  Since Friday was a half day, father and son went to the drive-thru that afternoon to obtain the official Shamrock Shake at McD's.

The official result from Cam: the McDonald's shake is tastier than the homemade one.

Our weekend was spent preparing for next week's construction in Cam's room and bathroom anticipating the ceiling track that will be used to transport him from his bed to bathroom and back again.  

A local news story we watched Saturday morning talked about making plastic tourniquets on the 3D printer for the people of Ukraine. See the link to the story here:

The blueprint was posted on the website and Chris and Cam downloaded the schematics and got to work printing!

Saturday evening, we were happy to see some of our Raisch fam friends for a fish dinner.  Mr. Steve, Patti and Sarah brought Steve's perch and Jane baked cod.  We had an assortment of veggies and fruit.  Afterwards, we settled in to watch the U of M NCAA men's basketball game.  Cam and Sarah definitely found the most relaxing positions. The game was exciting and Michigan pulled out a win!

We know spring is in the air as we watch the squirrels become more active in our yard.  Even after Chris added grease to the birdseed pole, the acrobatic rodent is still able to scamper up and somehow hang on.  

Sometimes it seems if you work that hard for something, you just might deserve the prize 😉

Camology Quotes:

Some evenings after Cam goes to bed, Jane settles in to relax on the couch and watch a little tv. When Cam announced he was ready for his nightly routine, he informed Jane of the following::

"Mom, you can watch something inappropriate now.  I am going to bed."

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